When I’m not over here talking about the Olympics, I write about my hometown, Cleveland Ohio, for About.com. My counterpart there with the Detroit site has been talking about the advantage to living in southeast Michigan because she can get both the American and the Canadian Olympic coverage, something that most of us Americans are not able to do.
Personally, I’m frustrated with the NBC coverage. I love the volume of programming, especially the live streaming feeds from their NBC Olympic site. I also like the daytime broadcasts that showcase less popular sports and are, for the most part, free of commentator bias.
However, the evening and weekend, “packaged for the masses” programming is a farce. The producers offer “soundbytes” of coverage of any sport that isn’t swimming and gymnastics (and presumably track and field when those events begin) and are unabashedly pro-United States (American viewers didn’t get to see a single routine of the Bronze medal-winning Romanian women gymnasts performances last night).
How are you finding the Olympic television coverage? How would you improve it? Leave a comment.